Aarti Industries has received an approval of an investment of Rs 75 crore to set up a world class R&D, scale-up and innovation complex at Jhagadia, Gujarat spread over 50,000 square feet and equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and analytical tools. The board of directors at its meeting held on April 10, 2017 has approved for the same.
The new complex would comprise an R&D centre, a scale-up facility consisting of a kilo-lab and a pilot plant, an innovation center, dedicated labs for process safety, effluent treatment, etc. It will house over 150 scientists and engineers responsible for researching and developing breakthrough innovations, as well as for commercial scale up of various Speciality Chemicals.
Aarti Industries (AIL) is one of the most competitive benzene-based speciality chemical companies in the world. It is a rare instance of a global speciality chemicals company that combines process chemistry competence (recipe focus) with scale-up engineering competence (asset utilization).